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Foreign Minister Murray McCully has condemned the killing of up to 30 civilians in Eastern Ukraine over the weekend. “These latest civilian casualties are completely unacceptable. In particular, reports of indiscriminate shelling of residential...

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Education Minister Hekia Parata has wished Kiwi kids well as they begin heading back to school on Monday. “Whether starting a new school or returning to a school they already know, a New Year presents exciting possibilities for our kids.  There's...

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Foreign Minister Murray McCully is travelling to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to attend the 24th African Union Summit which runs from 26 to 27 January. “This Summit is attended by ministers from nearly all of the 54 African Union states and allows New...

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New Zealand First wants the government to make resolution of the impasse between Russia and the Ukraine a serious priority for the Security Council. “The extremely serious threat to world order and the global economy remains the impasse between...

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With New Zealand First's register of foreign land and housing ownership awaiting introduction to  Parliament, all political parties are being urged to support it. “New Zealand First is delighted Labour MP Stuart Nash has fallen in behind...

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Foreign Minister McCully has welcomed the peaceful transition of power in Sri Lanka over the weekend, and congratulates Sri Lanka's new President Maithripala Sirisena on his victory in Thursday's Presidential election. “Over twelve...

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Since coming to office, the National Government has written off $5 billion* in tax debt owed by more than a million, Labour MP Stuart Nash says. “There are two sides to the New Zealand economy under the National government: the ‘rock star...

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A significant number of hard working New Zealanders should take 10 minutes out of their holiday time to see if they are eligible for a tax refund, says Labour MP Stuart Nash.  “The IRD is holding around $750m in unclaimed tax refunds going...

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New Zealand First believes it is not tenable for Mike Sabin MP to remain chairperson of Parliament's Law and Order Select Committee while Police investigate an assault allegation against him. “While there is a presumption of innocence in our...

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With spring delivering below average rainfall on Hawke's Bay's Ruataniwha and Heretaunga plains, New Zealand First is gobsmacked at the roadblocks being erected before the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme. “New Zealand used to be a country...

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